25 thoughts on “The REAL reason people quit BJJ

  1. ed fugate says:

    Lets see, the tae kwon do master i knew was giving lessons, and his students where paying around 100 dollars a month. Private lessons 200 dollars a month, and of course if you get rank thats a 100 dollars , and if you have 300 students . why would you take a chance on getting hurt, when you are making this kind of money . I did not go into to the uniforms ect…Just a thought from a non master of anything.

  2. john fidels revolution says:

    Grappling is as fake as fake wrestling. No death shots. Not flesh ripping or 1 shot bone breaks. No racking. Poke a grappler in the eye and he'll start crying like a faget.
    martialartstuto 5 days ago john fidels revolution haha troll
    (martialartstutor) Its not trolling Its a fact. Theyre on a power trip. Its the same with guns. People think theyre superior when they own guns but theyre dead wrong. The time it takes them to draw their gun, You could rack their nuts.

  3. yung キアン says:

    im 17 and ive been doing bjj for a month from 0 grappling experience and i´m loving it. of course i'm still terrible at it and half of the time i havent got a clue whats going on but it's changed my life.
    i'm becoming fitter and stronger. the first day i went there i couldnt even finish the warm ups, now in only a month i can complete it just fine + do like 50 push ups without stopping etc.
    the fitness side is the easiest part of bjj, because that just happens anyway. the hard part is actually learning bjj. so many tiny details that if are missed, can mess up ur submission attempt. i still haven't got a single submission yet because i'm the newest in the class apart from 1 guy who has done judo for 5 years, but getting tapped out is definitely better than sitting on my ass playing video games all day.
    the injuries are quite bad though, currently off the mats because i sprained my wrist. i was rolling with a big guy and he crushed my wrist with all his bodyweight by accident. its cool though it just happens. the other day i knee'd a guy in the nose by accident and he had a nosebleed. he seemed really pissed but tried to act cool about it. i felt bad lol

    anyway, the fact that someone could quit BJJ baffles me.. it can offer you so much, if you dedicate yourself to it. you can't just expect to become great if you don't put your blood sweat and tears into drilling every single technique you learn until your body cant take it anymore. it's a proper life style and discipline, not just some hobby that you do only if you feel like it.

  4. Jamil Coleman says:

    I like your video but truthfully you haven’t been doing it long enough to want to quit. Not being an ass but get your blue belt first and go through the blue belt curse and purple belt curse. It’s more then just ego

  5. Thomas Jackson says:

    I enjoy karate a lot but whenever I spar in karate I just feel a need to Grapple with them, I'm just a grappler by Nature, I have some experience in wrestling, and I really want to take BJJ.

  6. roki977 says:

    I came from Judo to no gi a got me ass destroyed right away but that only motivated me to stay and i am still here.. 90% of beginners just quit after only one or two sessions. It is very hard for pure(without any grappling exp) beginners to get in the game. They just get toss in practice in the middle of something that is way over their skills, understanding and it depends really who they run into. I consider my self best case scenario for beginner to start roll with, or close to that..Most of the guys just destroyed them and send them home in pain. That been said i destroy ninja folks and those kind of people bcs. they really need to get destroyed to understand where they came and how they stand..If you let those guys easy pass they will never come back and they will think their crap is real..I ve seen that many times..

  7. fireicephoenix97 says:

    I agree with what you are saying in this. I enjoy BJJ for the exercise and the techniques. I think a lot of people don't like it, especially punch/kick styles, is because it is all about application. There are not forms or katas, it isn't about just understanding it, it is about applying it. I practiced kajukembo for about 2 1/2 years and it made me confident, but after practicing BJJ for a year and since it is nothing but technique and application, I feel much more confident if the real deal came a long. When practicing most standing martial arts, it is more about memory and demonstration and tournaments are encouraged to help you learn to utilize what you learn, but in BJJ (even wrestling, judo, and other grappling arts) it is strictly application. Most of the styles that can be learned, it seems to be more about keeping your opponent away…well if your opponent gets too close, you are screwed. A grappling martial art teaching you to get used to up close…not fighting I would…more of a controlled subduing way. If you can remain calm and take control in close proximity (especially since most fight end up on the ground), you are the one in control and you have learn how to make your opponent want to quit without necessarily injuring that person. To me, that is control and discipline. Anyone can take a punch and a kick (unless you let the opponent hit the magic knock out spots), but not everyone can grapple. Those are just my thoughts.

  8. Greg Walker says:

    I kinda disagree with this…. most of the time when people have quit my old gym was that they kept getting smashed by guys who just come to BJJ to practice what they learn from dvds and tapes ect… most people just come for the mat time… they do not spar with the techniques in context with the school. These imposters will not talk about the move that you are trying to learn.. they will not give you time of day to learn the move at hand… they will not go back and forth with you… they just want to beat up white and blue belts with outside training.

  9. Jon Creed says:

    I studied Wing Chun and TKD . Early 00s, I free-sparred a boxer who was also a high school wrestling champ and a brown belt in Judo- he whipped my ass! Only hit, caught him off guard with spinning back fist- got lucky- but my "beautiful" Round Kicks, Front Kicks, Tornado Kicks, Spin Kicks didn't do shit. He was an experienced fighter, great shape and wasn't intimated by all the hi-yahh yelling and feet flying. Basically played with me, couple of light jabs, overhand right, then did shoulder throw, did wrestling hold, used all three styles he knew- I was done. Pulled his punches of course, if he didn't, I would've been knocked out.

  10. Martial Art says:

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  11. Bill Murray says:

    Karate has devolved so much in the western world that a lot of schools don't even spar. It's gotten so bad that some schools that do spar actually advertise it as if it was an extraordinary thing. Enters the guy you are talking about : he doesn't know how to loose, he never lost in karate because he never had a real exchange of skills. And regular schools certainly don't teach loosing anymore.
    However I'm not saying you HAVE to spar, there's nothing wrong with being in love with katas and endlessly perfecting your yoko geri. You just have to be realistic : being able to kick an object above your head doesn't make you good at sparring, and vice versa. For 99.9% of us, being good at sparring is pretty much as useful as being good at kicking bricks. We do it all for fun.

  12. thewildchimp says:

    Well, while I do agree with almost everything what is said in this video, I can't agree that BJJ is such an ego destroyer. A guy who is bad at grappling would lose to anyone good at grappling if it comes to that, no matter the system. I think that BJJ is today what gong fu, ninjutsu and karate were in the 70s and the 80s. It gets spinned so much in the media how awesome it is and how there is no better system, while, in real world – it is just another grappling system out there. The true problem is that the people do not actually go to the gyms anymore, watch fights, read books – instead wait for some dude on the TV or radio (like Joe Rogan) to boost their ego by telling them that they are practicing the "best" martial art and are, thus, invincible. In reality – either you are better than your opponents or not. That's the whole truth.

  13. Josh Michaels says:

    I say go with your strengths until you realize your weaknesses and your brain will open the door for you to learn. martial arts is a stimulus art. The body must know where to focus itself until it grows into the system. Another important factor is finding good teachers that you UNDERSTAND AND CONNECT.

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